This May Be the Most Convincing Case for Using Sun Protection We’ve Ever Seen

You’ve heard it once; you’ve heard it a million times: Using sunscreen is one of the most important things you can do protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

But as many warnings as we get about premature skin aging, developing skin spots, and even getting skin cancer, it’s hard to maintain a consistent sun protection regimen. That’s especially true if you don’t see the sun’s impact on your skin right away. However, even if your skin looks smooth and clear right now, if you’re skipping the SPF, the damage will catch up to you.

To drive this point home, artist Thomas Leveritt showed people on the street what they look like in ultraviolet light to open their eyes to what their future skin could turn into. The markings and spots that aren’t visible in ordinary light may very well be developing in the lower layers of their skin, and when people see the results, they are shocked.

However the most shocking part comes when they put on sunscreen. You just have to check it out for yourself and if this doesn’t finally convince you to use sun protection, we don’t know if anything ever will.

Check it out.